Ustad Karim Khalili, Leader of Hezb-e-Wahdat-e Islami and chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council, will be visiting Islamabad from 11-13 January, along with a delegation.  

During the visit, Ustad Karim Khalili will call on the Prime Minister and will meet Speaker National Assembly, Foreign Minister and other dignitaries, a Foreign Office press release stated. 

The visit is part of Pakistan’s ongoing policy to reach out to political leadership in Afghanistan to forge a common understanding of the Afghan peace process and deepen people-to-people linkages.

“Pakistan’s fraternal ties with Afghanistan are rooted deep in shared history, faith, culture, values and traditions,” the press release further stated, “Pakistan fully supports all efforts for peace, stability and prosperity of the Afghan people.”

The Foreign Office expressed its support for an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political solution of the conflict in Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

Anas Mallick is an international journalist who has been working as a field reporter for 7+ years now. With a focus on diplomacy, militancy, and conflict, Mallick's expertise involve Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan. He tweets at @AnasMallick

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